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Flesh | Meat

Altes Museum, Berlin

1 Jun - 31 Aug 2018

Meat – one moment a versatile basis for life, then suddenly decaying matter. For some, meat is repulsive, for others a source of nourishment – or even a sacrifice fit for the gods. It occupies a paradoxical position in the contested space between life and death. The exhibition asks what influences these paradoxes bring to bear on the fields of nutrition, belief, and body – and, by extension, how they shape our relationship to meat in the present day.

Following on from the Neues Museum’s ‘Beards’ exhibition and ‘Alchemy’ at the Kulturforum, ‘Meat’ at the Altes Museum is the next exhibition by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin to adopt an inter-thematic approach, with a view to creating meaningful juxtapositions of objects from the institution’s universal collections.

Find out more about the ‘Flesh | Meat’ exhibition from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s website.

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Fortune or Venus (c. 1550), Christoph Weiditz. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst/Jörg P. Anders

VB 55.004 (2005), Vanessa Beecroft. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie/Stefanie Dietzel

Death and the Maiden, Hans Schwarz

Death and the Maiden (c. 1520), Hans Schwarz © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für byzantinische Kunst/Antje Voigt

At the Slaughterhouse, Lüneberger Straße in Moabit

At the Slaughterhouse, Lüneberger Straße in Moabit (c. 1964), Alexander Enger. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek/Alexander Enger

Painted Pig

Painted Pig (1800–1100 BC), Troy. Photo © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte/Jürgen Liepke

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